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South of Nick's Mexican Kitchen + Bar

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
110 N El Camino Real, Corner of Ave Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4041
+1 949-481-4545
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (58 reviews)
“pork carnitas” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
110 N El Camino Real, Corner of Ave Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4041
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1 - 10 of 604 reviews

Reviewed 6 April 2018

I don't usually like Mexican food but this was good. There were several vegan options and the waitress was very helpful. The cocktails were amazing too!

Thank Lynds3yF
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Really classy, hip atmosphere. Food was really fantastic. Fresh, tasty and well presented. Service was exceptional. I really cannot fault any aspect of this restaurant and cannot wait to return.

Thank Markybritt
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Having heard good things about this establishment, we booked a table for 4. Really lovely entrance and atrium, and if I had stopped there and left, I would have had a favorable view. Our server, who was new told me unequivocally that I would be...More

2  Thank Jon F
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The food at South of Nick's is always great and the service is always good and friendly. Though the food and drinks are a bit pricey for Mexican food and San Clemente in general, it's worth a visit if you haven't been. Try the pork...More

Thank ryantravelor
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This upscale Mexican-inspired restaurant is exceptional; surprising; worth seeking out. We visited for a late lunch on a rainy Saturday in the off season. The place was packed. It should be. Everything was perfect (except perhaps the wait). Service and food was flawless. Dishes with...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I had a friend come visit and decided to take him our for some Mexican food. What should I do, take him to one of my favorite dives with great food or somewhere I myself have not been to, so off to South of Nicks...More

Thank caneguy
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We went for dinner and had a great experience. We sat at the bar and had a wonderful dinner. The drinks were tasty. The food was amazing and the Butter Cake as out of this world.

Thank pcall75
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant's selection is not your standard spicy Mexican food. Rather, the meals consist of deep, rich, creative flavors. A little pricey, but worth the splurge.

Thank Denise Z
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Went here for an early dinner. The tacos were excellent and more than I could eat. Service was prompt and the manager visited every table to ensure everything was to your liking. Be sure to have the Butter Cake for dessert...good for two or more.

Thank mantamoon
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Everything we had to eat was fantastic… The drinks were outstanding… And the service could not have been any better… It’s busy all the time you need a reservation don’t miss it 😎

Thank Pat R
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Response from Karen K | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Debra R | Reviewed this property |
I think you'll have to contact them directly. They do have a nice room that you could use for private party.
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10 October 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 N El Camino Real, Corner of Ave Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-481-4545
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"Southern California Mexican" Featuring Prime steaks, seafood, and Mexican favorites. An Orange County favorite for Mexican dining.
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